How to Make CBD Edibles
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant that has been gaining popularity for its potential therapeutic benefits. While CBD can be consumed in a variety of ways, including tinctures, gummies, and topicals, edibles are a popular and convenient option. In this article, we will explore how to make CBD edibles and provide a recipe for making CBD-infused butter or oil.
Before we begin to learn how to make CBD edibles, it’s important to note that while CBD is legal in many parts of the world, the laws surrounding cannabis and its derivatives can vary depending on where you live. Make sure to research the laws in your area before attempting to learn how to make CBD edibles.
How to Make CBD Edibles with Butter/Oil
Ingredients and Equipment Needed:
- CBD oil, isolate, or hemp flower
- Butter or oil (coconut oil, olive oil, or vegetable oil)
- Double boiler or saucepan
- Whisk or spoon
- Measuring cups and spoons
The first step to learn how to make CBD edibles is to choose your CBD oil, isolate, or flower. CBD oil, isolate, and flower can be purchased from a variety of retailers, both online and in-person, and is available in different strengths and formulations. CBD isolate is a pure form of CBD that has been extracted from the cannabis plant and is often sold in crystalline form.
When choosing a CBD product, it’s important to look for a reputable manufacturer that provides third-party lab test results to ensure that the product is accurately labeled and free of contaminants.
How to Make CBD Edibles: Infused Butter/Oil With Hemp Flower
In this recipe, we will show you how to make your own CBD-infused butter or oil from hemp flower.
- 1 ounce of hemp flower
- 1 cup of unsalted butter or coconut oil
- Fine mesh strainer
- Mason jar
- Baking sheet
- Oven-safe dish
- Preheat your oven to 240°F (115°C).
- Break up the hemp flower into small pieces and spread them out on a baking sheet.
- Bake the hemp flower in the oven for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it is lightly browned and fragrant. This process is known as decarboxylation and is necessary to activate the CBD in the hemp flower.
- Melt the unsalted butter or coconut oil in an oven-safe dish. You can do this on the stove or in the microwave.
- Add the decarboxylated hemp flower to the melted butter or oil and stir to combine.
- Place the mixture in a mason jar
- Fill a saucepan with water and bring it to a gentle simmer.
- Place the mason jar in the saucepan, making sure that the water level does not go above the lid.
- Let the mixture simmer for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Remove the jar from the saucepan and let it cool for a few minutes.
- Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth into a clean container.
- Allow the mixture to cool completely before using or storing in the refrigerator.
How to Make CBD Edibles: Make CBD-Infused Butter/Oil With Isolate or Oil
Once you have your CBD oil or isolate, you can begin making CBD-infused butter or oil. The process for making CBD-infused butter or oil is similar to making regular butter or oil, with the addition of CBD.
To make CBD-infused butter, you will need:
- 1 cup of butter
- 1 gram of CBD isolate or 500mg of CBD oil
To make CBD-infused oil, you will need:
- 1 cup of oil (coconut oil, olive oil, or vegetable oil)
- 1 gram of CBD isolate or 500mg of CBD oil
- Begin by melting the butter or oil in a double boiler or saucepan over low heat.
- Once the butter or oil has melted, add the CBD isolate or oil to the mixture.
- Whisk or stir the mixture until the CBD has completely dissolved.
- Remove the mixture from heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
- Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer to remove any plant matter.
- Pour the CBD-infused butter or oil into a container and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.
How to Make CBD Edibles: Incorporate CBD-Infused Butter or Oil into Your Edibles
Now that you have your CBD-infused butter or oil, you can use it to make a variety of edibles, including brownies, cookies, gummies, and more. When incorporating CBD-infused butter or oil into your edibles, it’s important to pay attention to the dosage to ensure that you are consuming the desired amount of CBD.
For example, if you have made 1 cup of CBD-infused butter with 1 gram of CBD isolate, and you want to make a batch of 12 brownies, each brownie will contain approximately 83mg of CBD (assuming the butter is evenly distributed). If you prefer a lower dosage, you can reduce the amount of CBD isolate or oil used in the recipe.
If you used hemp flower instead of CBD isolate or oil, the dosage of CBD in your butter or oil will depend on the potency of your hemp flower and the amount of butter or oil used. To determine the dosage per serving, divide the total amount of CBD in your mixture by the number of servings. It is important to start with a small amount of CBD and gradually increase the dosage as needed. For example, hemp flower that is 20% CBD, when using one ounce (28 grams), will have 5600 mg of CBD in the butter/oil.
Example Recipe: CBD-Infused Brownies
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup of cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of CBD-infused butter
- 4 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
- In a medium-sized bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar and CBD-infused butter until well combined.
- Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- Stir in the vanilla extract.
- Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, stirring until well combined.
- Pour the batter into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Let the brownies cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing them and allowing them to cool completely on a wire rack.
- Cut into squares and serve.
Learning how to make CBD edibles is a fun and easy way to incorporate CBD into your daily routine. By following these simple steps, you can learn how to make CBD edibles and make your own CBD-infused butter or oil and use it to make a variety of delicious treats. Just remember to pay attention to dosage and start with a small amount of CBD before increasing your intake. With a little experimentation, you can create your own custom CBD edibles that are both tasty and beneficial for your health and wellness.